Sibu Kuruvilla overpowered the robber and grabbed a gun from him in his Leicester shop.
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The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ice across the East Midlands with temperatures expected to drop below zero tonight.
It's expected to remain dry through the evening with clear skies and light winds. A very cold night is then expected, with a widespread frost, and a risk of ice as rain spreads in later in the nightCopyright: BBC
Tomorrow will be a cold, bright start for northeastern areas. However cloudier in the west with rain spreading northeast, and snow likely across the Peak District. Turning less cold, although winds strengthening.
Two footbridges over Collin Street are to be pulled down next week as part of the redevelopment of Nottingham's Broadmarsh Centre.
The work will see the road closed overnight from 20:00 to 08:00 on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 January.Copyright: Nottingham City Council
A man who was found dead in Chesterfield on Boxing Day was homeless, the Derbyshire Times has learned.
Paramedics found the body of David Fuller, 41, of no fixed abode, inside a derelict building on Chatsworth Road on Tuesday night.
A man from Mansfield, who lost his sight at the age of 19, has said 2017 has been his best year yet.
Nathan Edge was called up to play for England just 18 months after he started playing blind football.Copyright: Other
Back in August he helped the national team bring home a bronze medal from the Blind Football European Championships in Berlin.
Two-time former Derby County boss Steve McClaren has left his role as coaching consultant at Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Maccabi chief executive Ben Mansford said the 56-year-old was leaving the club to "pursue other options".
McClaren, who was sacked by the Rams in March, has been linked with the vacant managers' position at Sheffield Wednesday.Copyright: Getty Images
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Claude Puel has confirmed that Danny Simpson is expected to be out for around four or five weeks.Copyright: Getty Images
The right back pulled up with a suspected hamstring injury against Manchester United last Saturday and missed the Boxing Day trip to Watford.
Who Puel will pick to replace Simpson is up for discussion - Alexandar Dragovic played the full 90 minutes at Vicarage Road but the Foxes also welcome back Daniel Amartey from suspension.
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If you are affected by these issues please contact the Samaritans on the free helpline 116 123, or visit the website.
A story about a young woman with MS, who had to live in a care home with elderly people, has got a lot of you talking on Facebook.
Before 38-year-old Joanne Head, pictured right, died in 2015, she had to have 24-hour care due. Her sister Vicky Cook, pictured left, said most residents in the home were over 65 and some had dementia.Copyright: Vicky Cook
Pat Lilley said: "This is truly awful. I blame this sort of thing on the government. Cutting back on necessary provision for care. England is so short of so much yet it lets money go out to other countries before looking after their own."
Michael Broughton said: "If you are under 21 or over 65 there seems to be care accommodation available but between those ages there are little or no provision. My lovely sister had MS in her 40’s and we seriously struggled to find anywhere in the UK that could look after her that wasn’t geriatric."
Controversial plans to build more than 100 homes on a council-owned plot of green space in Leicester have been approved.
More than 700 residents objected to the proposal to develop parts of the eight acre Franklyn Fields site off Lutterworth Road in Aylestone but the council’s planning committee voted through the scheme.